The Colombian singer is studying the history of Western civilization

By People Staff
Updated September 13, 2007 05:25 PM

Shakira already knows how to put out a hit record – but now she’s tackling an even bigger subject: the history of western civilization.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer has been attending classes at the University of California, Los Angeles, reports.

“While everyone else has been at the beach, the MTV Awards and the Emmys, Shakira’s been studying History of Western Civilization all summer at UCLA,” a source tells the site.

The Colombian star is taking classes with the prestigious professor Robert Cleve, who has his doctorate in the subject.

One thing not on Shakira’s agenda is marriage, according to the source, who says rumors of impending nuptials are “absolutely false.”